5 Minutes for Me

Making time in your life for you and the things you love to do!

Tip of the Day December 31, 2014

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daili laima

Thanks to my brother Jason ,who posted this on my timeline

It’s the perfect thought for the new year.

Take advantage of today,and live.

Happy New Year all!!!


Tip of the Day December 30, 2014

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That Time of Year December 29, 2014

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Well, hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, but as we all know the celebrating is not quite over yet. One more big holiday to end the season and kick off a brand new year. This is a time of reflection for so many of us a time to look back and remember the past year and all that has happened, things we did things we didn’t do and what we want to accomplish in the coming year.

You know the infamous New Years Resolution. I myself never make them instead I like to set goal for the coming year.Goals for things I want to achieve in long and short term, through the coming year. I set them this way so that I actually have a shot of accomplishing what I set out to do. The idea is that you start with something small that you are willing and able to work for and accomplish. That’s right I said work for ,there is no point in setting a goal for your self that you are not willing to to put in the time and effort to achieve. Starting small allows you to to get yourself warmed up , you work towards something small, attain it and now you can see and feel you success. You have completed step one,and are now ready to move on to step two. You can continue this process,and make changes and additions as you go,making sure you are willing and able to do the things you set out to do.

Lets break it down

1 Decide what you want to accomplish

2 Be sure you can and will be able to work for what you want

3 Break it into small achievable goals

4 Get yourself going

5 Make changes and additions as necessary.

Happy New Year


Tip of the Day December 23, 2014

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express gratitude

Remember to express you love and gratitude to

all of the important people in your life,this holiday season.

Simple gestures and expressions last longer than any thing you can buy



Almost Ready December 22, 2014

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It is officially crunch time, in my opinion, can’t complain cause I’m doing pretty good. Shopping is done, well gift shopping, I still need to hit the grocery store one more time to pick up a few things for Christmas and Christmas Eve dinners. I have been cooking since last Thursday, party here, pot luck there and a few yummy treats to give away. I may bake a few cookies if I have time, but every year I make homemade beef jerky. I don’t even eat meat any more but, everyone seems to love it so, I make it for them. Plus it’s nice to break up all the usual sweets with a little savory, and I try to change things up flavor wise each year. This year in addition to the usual steakhouse flavor, I also made a Thai Chili, I like trying out different flavors. I have done barbeque, Smokey maple, Hawaiian, jerk and one or two others I can’t think of at the moment. I always have to make sure I plan ahead because although it is simple and requires little effort it does take two days to make. I always let the meat marinate for a day and then it takes another day in the dehydrator. I started this batch on Saturday and it will be ready to bring to work and to give out today.

I may be buying food the next two days because I need a short break from all the cooking, and the worst part, the clean up. I really love to cook, but I don’t like the mess it can cause, so when I’m short on time stopping at the grocery store to pick up something premade is a life savor, and it beats the pants off of fast food. All that remains after that is wrapping. I think I am more than half way done, but each year I seem to find all these little things I stashed away.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel; I took a few days off in between the holidays so two more days of work then 5 off, with the weekend. I also took the day after New Year’s for one more long weekend. I’m quite excited about that, and it will give me some time to work on a few projects I need to get moving on.

Good luck finishing up and have a wonderful holiday


Tip of the Day December 19, 2014

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keep smiling

You can never go wrong with a smile on your face


Tip of the Day December 18, 2014

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dont give up

Have a wonderful day